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Stories from Friday, February 24, 2012

Bridge work (02/24/12)
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Red-shirting (02/24/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Children in Missouri who turn 5 years old before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten next school year, but for some parents, age isn't the only factor when deciding whether or not their child is ready for school...
Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce website popular stop for Internet users (02/24/12)
news@standard-democrat.com MINER -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce had a busy 2011, and was able to turn a profit as well. During Thursday's monthly luncheon at the Miner Convention Center, Executive Director Missy Marshall gave an overview of the SACC activities for the year. Also, Bootheel Counseling Services gave an overview of its Mental Health First Aid Training...
Commission picks ditches needing work (02/24/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County has a half dozen ditches to clean out with a new round of federal funding. Mississippi County commissioners identified during their regular meeting Thursday six ditches maintained by the county they will seek Emergency Watershed Protection program funding for from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service...
Fight to the end (02/24/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- After winning in the first round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament with a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Fredericktown on Tuesday, the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs were hoping to catch lightning in a bottle once again...
Dexter routs Ste. Gen. 76-32 to reach finals (02/24/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Dexter sophomore Hannah Noe grabbed the opening tip, took it straight at the goal and laid it in. The rout was on. The top seeded Lady Bearcats rolled over the Ste. Genevieve Hunters on Thursday night 76-32 to reach the championship game of the Class 4, District 1 tournament at the Sikeston Field House...
Oran boys hold off Kelly 75-66 (02/24/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com ORAN -- In their final tuneup before the postseason, the Oran Eagles fought back from an early fourth-deficit on Thursday to hold off the Kelly Hawks for a 75-66 senior night win. "The goal going in is getting a 'W' on senior night," Oran head coach Joe Shoemaker said. "Our seniors have given a lot to the program. They've played hard all four years so I was proud of them and glad we got a win for them tonight."...
Charleston girls end regular season with win (02/24/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com MARBLE HILL -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays finished their season with a 64-60 comeback win over the Woodland Lady Cardinals on Thursday night at Woodland High School. "We're trying to work things out around some injuries and I think they played really well," Charleston head coach Josh Thompson said. "We got down 10 at the half and then 14 in the third but we pulled it out by hitting our free throws."...
Ellen Williams (02/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ellen S. Williams, 64, died at 12:55 a.m. Feb. 23, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 7, 1947, to the late Charles Garland and Susie Mae Haines Talley, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she attended the First General Baptist Church. She owned and operated the Vikings Club of East Prairie for 10 years...
Julia Payne (02/24/12)
CHAFFEE -- Julia Louise Payne, 78, died Feb. 23, 2012, at her daughter's home. Born Oct. 7, 1933, in Chaffee, to the late Wesley and Julia Ester Alsobrook Speck, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee. On May 4, 1956, she married Bob Payne who survives of the home...
Mary Lou Latham (02/24/12)
FLORISSANT -- Mary Lou Latham, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 23, 2012, at the Christian Northwest Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Geraldine Vaughn (02/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Geraldine Vaughn, 69, died Feb. 23, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Terry Evans (02/24/12)
SIKESTON -- Phillip Terry Evans, 70, died Feb. 23, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
John Freese (02/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John Freese, 64, died Feb. 23, 2012, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Lois White (02/24/12)
CHARLESTON -- Lois Virginia Cloud White, 80, died Feb. 23, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1931, at Tiptonville, Tenn., to the late James Claud and Hazel Odell Reynolds Cloud, she was a graduate of the Tiptonville High School. After high school, she moved to Charleston and in 1957 moved to West Helena, Ark., where she lived until she returned to Charleston in 1991. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Jerry Thomason (02/24/12)
CHAFFEE -- Jerry Thomason, 80, died Feb. 22, 2012, at his home. Born June 2, 1931, in St. Louis, to the late Nuble Jefferson and Fern Adelia Parker Thomason, he served 21 years as a member of the U.S. Army serving two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea. He retired as a sergeant from the Fifth Special Forces in Ft. Bragg. He also worked as a truck driver for H.W.I and then Genesis Trucking in Cape Girardeau before retiring...
Marie Baker (02/24/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Elizabeth Marie Baker, 89, died Feb. 24, 2011, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Aubrey Carter (02/24/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Aubrey Carter, 87, died Feb. 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Corinth, Miss., to the late James and Virginia Carter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. He was employed with McCrate Equipment for several years and later owned and operated Carter Transformer Service until his retirement. A U.S. Army veteran, he received decorations for his service in the European Theater during World War II...
Charles Cantrell (02/24/12)
DEXTER -- Charles Cantrell, 55, died Feb. 24, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Beulah O'Conner (02/24/12)
WAPPAPELLO - Beulah A. O'Conner died Feb. 23, 2012, at her home in Wappapello. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.